A Fond Farewell


I’m not really even sure how to begin this post… Perhaps starting at the beginning is a good place. When Laurie and I began to envision this space you now know as Ruthie & Rose, we wanted it to be a place where you would seek inspiration, learn something new or take away an idea you can implement in your own life. And I hope you always find that to be true.

I have been on a journey, and my path is taking me places I could never have foreseen. Some wonderful, some challenging, but it is certainly about living to the fullest and embracing life as it happens. As a mom, I’ve learned that you don’t have to be perfect at everything — something we all need to remind ourselves of from time to time. This is my one life and I’m thankful that I don’t need to seek perfection in order to give my time, energy and love to my husband and children. But with that comes some sacrifice.

And so, after a lot of prayer, my time at Ruthie & Rose is coming to a close. I need to fully focus on my growing family of five. I’m at a point in my life where they need me the most and while it requires a lot of sacrifice right now, I know the reward will be great in the future.

I believe everything happens for a reason and this decision is no exception. Because of that, I am saying farewell. I am humbled and so grateful that you’ve joined me on this journey that has brought many joys, challenges and beautiful memories. Rather than being sad over this tough decision, I am choosing to be encouraged by what the future holds. And I pray that by making this change, I will allow room for growth as a wife, mom and friend.

Throughout all of this, Laurie has been such a supportive friend and I could not have asked for a better partner throughout this transition. I’m looking forward and excited to see how Ruthie & Rose will continue to grow and influence you and your life. I know she will take it to new, inspiring heights. Please know that I am forever grateful for the chance to get to know you. If anything, this experience has shown me the power of connection; so I wholeheartedly plan to keep up with you whenever possible! I sincerely hope you’ll stay in touch too. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Until next time my friends, I bid you a fond farewell.

With much love,

  • Love you, Jess! I can’t wait to see everything that happens for you in this next stage of your life.